Working Together in Mission

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Over the past few years, we at Christian Reformed World Missions (CRWM) have been working hard to evaluate our task in light of the changing needs of congregations in the Christian Reformed Church.

We have significant experience and resources with which to connect global callings in CRC congregations to various mission fields. We can accomplish much more by working together than by trying to do it alone.

God has also connected CRC congregations to mission fields and needs outside our denominational boundaries. Many non-CRC organizations are working effectively in the fields where there is a CRC presence. Forming partnerships with them can better enable all of us to carry out the Great Commission.

CRWM’s mission, vision, and values reflect these changes in light of the agency’s history and our hopes for serving in the future.

In the following stories you will see our mission, vision, and values played out where it counts—on the field. You will read about four of your missionaries to Nigeria who showed their determination to obey God’s calling even when it meant personal risk. You will also read of a missionary couple in Guinea who saw the image of God in a social outcast when others could not.

There are wonderful lessons and reasons to rejoice in these powerful stories. The Lord is using the Christian Reformed Church around the world, and these stories are part of that testimony. I hope you are as encouraged by them as we are.

Our Mission Statement

Christian Reformed World Missions exists to glorify God by leading the CRC to respond obediently to our Lord’s commission to witness to the good news of God's kingdom and make disciples of all nations.

Our Values

We value the image of God in all people and the humility that opens us up to respect, learn from, and grow with them. We ensure that all our partnerships are beneficial for mutual learning and for the exchange of ministry resources.

About the Author

Gary Bekker is director of Christian Reformed World Missions.

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